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I loved this school from the moment I walked in and my son does too. Cannot recommend it enough.
Applications for places at our school are managed by Leicestershire County Council; the school does not deal with places directly. Please visit the Local Authority https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/field/pdf/2017/2/27/admissions-policy2017-for-entry-sep2018.pdf to view the latest Admissions Policy. Paper copies of application forms can be obtained by telephoning the Admissions Department on 0116 305 6684.
We provide a gradual induction programme for our new Foundation Stage children and their parents. Parents are invited to an information evening in the Summer Term. Induction packs provide information about what happens in school and includes a number of forms for parents to complete and sign. New children start school, after the summer holidays, part time to begin with, building to full time very quickly.
Many children attend local pre-schools before they start school. There are close links between the school and the pre-schools. Our staff make visits to the local pre-schools to get to know the children before they are admitted. Pre-schools are also invited to visit one morning and spend time in our unit. Before your child starts school you will be invited to visit our school and have a home visit. The Head Teacher will show you and your child around the school. Shortly before admission you and your child will attend a pre-school introductory session and meet the rest of the class.
New children settle very quickly at our school; we encourage independence from the start but are also mindful that some need a little more time to get used to routines. Those children, who join us part way through the year may start school on an agreed date which is negotiated with the school. Some children join us at the end of the summer term and we ask them to attend on the nominated induction days when all children move to their new classes. Those children who may join us part way through the year are welcome to have an induction day which should be negotiated with the school.
The school is organised into Stages which is then spilt into ‘years’ , the stage/years correspond to the following ages:-
Foundation/Reception/4+ (age 4 to 5)
Key Stage One (Infants)
Year 1 (age 5 to 6)
Year 2 (age 6 to 7)
Key Stage Two (Juniors)
Lower Key Stage Two:
Year 3 (age 7 to 8)
Year 4 (age 8 to 9)
Upper Key Stage Two:
Year 5 (age 9 to 10)
Year 6 (10 to 11)
Children transfer to Iveshead School at the end of Year 6 when they are 11.
At this transition point, all children have opportunities to visit the school and meet staff. Teachers liaise very closely to prepare children and parents for this stage of their education. In the year prior to transfer, senior staff from the Iveshead School hold Parents Evenings and Open Evenings. Our Special Needs Co-Ordinator meets with the secondary SENCO to discuss the needs of the children on the Special Educational Needs register. Every effort is made to ensure that the transfer is smooth and beneficial to your child.
We have an official pupil admission limit of 36 children per year group.
We have 2 classes for Foundation Stage who share a bay (approx 20 children in each class) and 3 classes for Key Stage 1 children which are organised into class groups of approx 25 children.
We have 6 classrooms for Key Stage 2 children which are organised into class groups of no more than 30 children.